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ALTONA REFINERY

The Exxon Mobil Altona oil refinery has been operating in Victoria for 64 years. It employs up to 350 people directly and thousands more indirectly.

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ANGLESEA

Alcoa's Anglesea coal mine that has been providing coal to its power station for smelting aluminium for 50 years has lease extended for a further 50 years

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APHRODITE GOLD PROJECT

The Aphrodite gold project located 65 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia has the potential to become a major gold producer of the future.

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AUGUSTA

The Augusta gold and antimony mine, at Costerfield in Victoria, is an underground operation located 50 kilometres from the gold mining centre of Bendigo.

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BALLARAT

The Ballarat underground gold mine, 115 kilometres north west of Melbourne, has re started with its first gold pour occurring in September 2011.

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COSTERFIELD MH ZONE

The Costerfield mh zone is what is now the Augusta gold mine, 10 kilometres from the town of Heathcote and 50 kilometres east of Bendigo in Victoria.

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COSTERFIELD PROJECT

The Costerfield Project in Central Victoria uses manual hand held mining equipment to extract its gold ore while maintaining an excellent safety record.

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DOUGLAS BONDI

Located in Douglas (Bondi) VIC, mining Ilmenite, Leucoxene, Rutile, Zircon

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DOUGLAS ILUKA MURRAY BASIN

The Douglas sand mining operation has now ceased and the area fully rehabilitated by the mine owner Iluka.

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FOSTERVILLE

The Fosterville Project in Central Victoria has been acquired by Crocodile Gold Corporation, the third Canadian company to own the mine in recent years.

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HAZELWOOD MINE

Hazelwood mine's brown coal is exclusively used to fuel the Hazlewood Power Station that supplies 25 percent at Victoria's electricity needs.

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KIPPER

The Kipper Gas Project, in the Gippsland Basin in Victoria, completed installation of its pipelines, subsea equipment, wells and offshore production facilities in 2012.

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KULWIN

Located in Kulwin VIC, mining Mineral sands, Rutile, Zircon, Ilmenite

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LAVERTON NORTH STEEL MILL

The Laverton North steel mill in Victoria was closed in 2008 following OneSteel acquiring the scrap metal company Smorgon Steel in 2007.

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LOY YANG

The Loy Yang mine in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria, 165 kilometres east of Melbourne, is the largest coal producing mine in the Southern Hemisphere.

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MADDINGLEY

The Maddingley 400 million tonne brown coal deposit at Bacchus Marsh in Victoria in the largest of only three other known leonardite deposits in the world.

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MAXWELLS INGLEWOOD

Each day eight men descend into darkness in a wire cage at Maxwells Inglewood gold mine to spend their day 150 metres below the surface looking for gold.

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MORNING STAR WOODS POINT

The Morning Star – Woods Point gold mine in Victoria, is being prepared for mining by Morning Star Gold NL, despite finance being withdrawn.

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PEARL CROYDON

The Pearl Croydon gold mine in Victoria, owned by Octagonal Resources has received all necessary approvals to now move into the gold production stage.

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PIONEER

The historic Pioneer gold mine that is located about 70 kilometres north west of Melbourne near the town of Mitta Mitta had a life of mine of 20 years.

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POINT HENRY SMELTER

Government assistance saved Alcoa's oldest alumina smelter at Point Henry in Victoria from closure in 2012, its future relies on a favourable report in 2014.

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PORT ALMA

Most of the solar salt pans at Port Alma in Queensland are owned by Cheetham Salt Limited, Australia's largest salt producer for both industry and food.

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PORTLAND ALUMINIUM SMELTER

The Portland Aluminium smelter in western Victoria, a joint venture operation between Alcoa, CITIC and Marubeni, caters solely to the Asian market.

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SHELL OIL REFINERY GEELONG

The Shell oil refinery at Geelong is facing closure after almost 60 years spent in creating one of Australia's largest and most complex hydrocarbon refineries.

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STAWELL

Crocodile Gold Corporation, a Canadian company, will cease underground mining at Stawell in Victoria in 2013 and close the processing plant in 2014.

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UNION HILL

The Union Hill Alliance South gold deposit that was discovered by Alliance Resources Limited in 2004 is currently being mined by Maldon Resources.

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WIM 150

The WIM 150 mineral sands project, 20 kilometres south east of Horsham, in the Wimmera Region of Victoria, is to be developed by Australian Zircon NL.

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WOORNACK ROWNACK PIRRO

The Woornack, Rownack, Pirro (WRP) mineral sand mining project got underway in 2012 and is expected to continue for at least three to four years.

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YAKABINDIE

The Yakabindie nickel mine is W.A. that is owned by BHP Billiton Nickel West, has all approvals in place and will open when market conditions improve.

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YALLOURN

Yallourn mine is a major brown coal producer in the Latrobe Valley, and powers the station that produces around 22% of Victoria’s energy.

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